Surely by now you have seen those nifty tipsy-pots planters in the gardening magazines and on the Internet. I think they are great and made one last spring, then added a few summer flowers to it as the season progressed. But now it was time for a Fall overhaul! Since I was redoing the plantings, I decided to take the whole thing apart and show the steps so you can make one, too.
To get started, you’ll need:
- four clay pots (mine were the same size, but experiment with what you have!) and a large clay pot for the bottom
- 2 bricks
- a finial (bought or homemade)
- a 4 foot (or longer) piece of rebar
- Moisture Control potting mix (or any mix with water retention beads added – you don’t want to water every five minutes!)
- a selection of plants (I used 4 small mums, 6 yellow pansies, 1 curry plant, and 1 plectranthus , plus I kept some of the creeping jenny that was already there)
Now follow the picture directions below and have fun making your own variation!